Help! Group dinner: nice but not too nice
Due to a last minute change in plans I've been asked to find a new dinner location as part of a meeting I'm planning. I'm hoping you NYC chowhounds can help me as I am flailing. Here are the details:
*Must* be fairly short walking distance or short cab ride from Time Warner Center area/Cols. Circle.
Needs to have a private room that holds at least 60 people (I can call for availability, but if you know they have a private room alreadythat would be great).
Now here's the wrinkle. I need it to be nice and consistent in giving great food and service but not so high end a place that it would appear on anyone's "top 10" list of most expensive restaurants in the city. For example, here are places considered and discarded:
Jean-Georges (private room is too small, also too high end)
Le Bernadin (too high end)
Per Se (private room is booked)
Masa (obviously too expensive, also was told not to book a sushi restaurant)
Cafe Gray (have heard they might be closing)
Can anyone make any suggestions? The change is very last minute, my dinner/meeting is in about a month.